History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $8 for a guided tour for two ($14 value)
- $15 for a guided tour for four ($28 value)
Tours are offered at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
Step foot onto the lush landscaped grounds of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and you're instantly transported to the Victorian era—a time when ladies toted lacy parasols, gentlemen sported tall silk hats, and children played with coal-powered Game Boys. Beyond the stately mansion's immaculately manicured lawns and brick façade lie 17 restored rooms, replete with lavish Rococo and Renaissance revival furnishings, elaborate ceiling designs, and Victorian-era appliances such as cast-iron stoves and gas-lit chandeliers.
This museum of Victorian architecture and culture hosts weekly tours, as well as a monthly Upstairs Downstairs tour that explores the lives and challenges of women in Victorian-era Philadelphia. The mansion also stages theater performances throughout the year, featuring the works of Victorian-era greats including Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and Louisa May Alcott.